Duck Dynasty finale ratings net a record 9.6 million viewers

The Robertsons ended the season the way they started it, shattering ratings records for A&E.

Last night’s Duck Dynasty finale ratings set a record, having been watched by 9.6 million total viewers, a record for the network, and also scored records in all of the key demographics. For the season, Duck Dynasty averaged 8.4 million total viewers, an astonishing 95 percent increase from Season 2. Overall it’s cable’s No. 1 nonfiction series this year, and No. 2 original series trailing only AMC’s The Walking Dead.

Despite reports of A&E hitting a snag with the cast over salary negotiations, the network said in a press release today that Season 4 will begin production shortly for a premiere later this year.

The hour-long finale, “Aloha, Robertsons!” saw the Louisiana family head to Hawaii for vacation.

Jase, Si, Jep, Willie Robertson Duck Dynasty A&E

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